assessments in the blended classroom
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How to manage assessments in the blended classroom

E-learning

Although schools will completely reopen sooner than later, I believe they will not let go of what educational technologies and online learning environments have to offer. Blended learning is becoming the new norm in teaching. Here’s how to make the most of the assessments in each phase of the blended instruction:

STEM plus Arts, for a more enriching learning experience
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STEAM: STEM plus Arts, for a more enriching learning experience

Teachers

STEAM should be the overall ambition of the educational system. It should aim at empowering students to use their creativity in finding new solutions to everyday problems, and at the same time help them understand more about life, society, and culture.

The NEO Blog just turned 5!
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The NEO Blog just turned 5!

News

November has some extra special meaning for the NEO team, as we look back to our beginnings and reflect upon our progress in the e-learning blogging sphere. The NEO Blog just turned 5!

balance between online and offline learning
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Striking the perfect balance between online and offline learning

Teachers

Finding the greatest use of the plethora of edtech available simply requires learning how to use it correctly and avoiding the potential negative side effects the too much technology can have in the online classroom. Here are a few suggestions for ways to incorporate your remote learning tools into a well-balanced educational routine:

Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech
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4 Tips for teachers to make the most of edtech

Teachers

Teachers play a crucial role in the successful use of edtech in the classroom, especially now, when every classroom is either hybrid or virtual. Those who manage to achieve great results understand the importance of finding the right edtech, align it with students’ learning objectives, don’t overlook the hardware side of edtech, and are active in their edtech communities.

tools for hybrid learning environments
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6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

E-learning

There are many online tools that provide students with more choices in how to show what they are learning in our classrooms, helping them to develop essential SEL skills while in virtual learning environments. Using these options also helps with any transitions we may need to make during the year, as these can be used while in our physical classroom spaces as well as virtual learning spaces.

The truth about Maslow before Bloom
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The truth about “Maslow before Bloom”

Teachers

Misunderstood theories don’t support excellent teaching. Although famous, Maslow’s HN is controversial and has limited empirical support. Teachers, while awesome at what they do, cannot do it all by themselves. We need to look at the bigger picture if we want to apply “Maslow before Bloom”.

Digital citizenship: a conceptual model for developing a K-12 curriculum
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Digital citizenship: a conceptual model for developing a K-12 curriculum

Teachers

Digital citizenship is essential for all people living in a digital economy. Those who design and implement policies should understand the deep roots of all the processes involved: proper values and right attitudes help shape the necessary skills one needs to develop knowledge and critical understanding of the self and of the world.

What does an edtech coordinator do?
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What does an edtech coordinator do?

School Management

The edtech coordinator knows edtech inside out and helps teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. Yet, we need to look at the big picture to see just how much impact such a role can have on improving teaching and learning. So let’s see what are the most important ways in which an edtech coordinator helps schools transform their daily activities:

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